It was feared that the Madison Transit System (MTS) would not exist beyond May 31, 2013, however as a result of collaboration with Birnie Bus, Madison County, Heritage Farms, and the New York State Department of Transportation, the Madison Transit System is able to continue limited service to select areas of Madison County.  Through the coordination of shared service routes and hours of operation, MTS will continue service 5 days a week with service in Oneida, Wampsville, Bouckville, Canastota, Chittenango, Hamilton, Morrisville, Cazenovia, Earlville, and more.  Though limited in scope and frequency, this service will provide options for some of the most heavily traveled areas of the County, in addition to some of the outlying villages and hamlets as well.  Questions about this service or requests for additional information can be obtained by contacting Birnie Bus at: 315-824-1260 or Madison County at 315-366-2376.

** Route changes took effect Jan. 1, 2014. Updated schedule posted below**

The Planning Department oversees the Madison Transit System operated by Birnie Bus. MTS includes 4 fixed routes that operate Monday through Friday:

Bus 1 services the City of Oneida, Wampsville, Bouckville;

Bus 2 services Hamilton, Oneida, Chittenango, Canastota and Bridgeport;

Bus 3 services Hamilton, New Woodstock, Cazenovia, Morrisville, Route 20, Route 13;

Bus 4 services Hamilton, Earlville, Morrisville, Hubbardsville

Transfer points link the routes together.  Buses are wheelchair accessible.  Each bus is equipped with a cell phone (numbers provided in Transit Guide Brochure) in case you need to reach the bus driver.

**New Routes Effective Jan. 1, 2014: Download the NEW MTS Transit Guide here (includes all four routes) **

One-Way Fare (Exact Fare Required)
Within City/Village $1.50
Between City/Village $3.00
Route Deviation Twice Reg. Fare
Seniors/Disabled/Youth to 16 Half Fare
Monthly Pass $45.00

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The Planning Department completed the Coordinated Transportation Plan to improve the Madison Transit System, minimize route duplications, and share transit resources to reduce overall costs and provide a better service to Madison County residents. Implementation of this plan began in 2011, with focus on improving the Madison Transit System with new routes and stops.


The faces of Madison Transit! -Riders during the “MTS Ride Free Week” events

New as of Aug. 2012: MTS buses are now equipped with bike racks.

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